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What causes black stools with backache?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1984

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Posted on Wed, 13 Jun 2018 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Lower back pain (back went out) 1to10 feels like an 8, today being the 5th day. Having black stool, looks like I ate a bag of oreo's. Stool looks normal just black in color. Accompanied with 3 days of heartburn. Age 63, male.
Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 45 minutes later
Brief Answer:
GI bleeding may be the reason

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for your query.
Noted your history well and understood the concerns.
Heartburn with black stool is indicated of gastrointestinal bleeding unless proved otherwise.
Hence I would advise you the following in such a situation for which you have to take help of your Consulting Doctors:
First of all get the stool tested for three days - particularly for malena that is occult blood.
Relevant blood tests.
Upper GI Endoscopy if possible considering your heart status and symptoms.
Get started with a PPI like Omeprazole or as advised.
soft bland diet.
You need to shift to another medications instead of Aspirin.
Low back ache may be due to local muscle or inter-vertebral joints pain and thus needs clinical examination by your Doctor and investigations as needed like X-ray/CT/MRI to confirm the diagnosis and get proper management.
Proper clinical evaluation and management of the present medical conditions afresh.
I hope this answer helps you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
Please give feedback too.
Take care.
With Regards.

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